First, the 2021 dates for Bikes Blues BBQ Rally are now live. Next, below is the information on what will be the 21st annual motorcycle rally. Every year there are approximately 250,000 attendees go to the Fayetteville region for Bikes Blues and Barbecue. In addition, there are a lot of locals that come out to enjoy the rally.
Next, Bikes Blues BBQ Motorcycle Rally is the largest rally in Arkansas. In addition, it is also one of the largest bike rallies in the US. Again in 2021 the family-friendly BBB is on the LightningCustoms.com’s Major Motorcycle Rallies List.
Bikes Blues & Barbecue Rally Events
First, there has not been the announcement of the official primary venues. But the traditional four venues for Bikes Blues Barbeque are on Dickson Street, Washington Fairgrounds Saloon, Baum Stadium, and Arvest Ballpark.
As the name implies, there are lots of motorcycles, blues bands, and BBQ. Also there are amazing rides in the Ozark Mountains.
Next, there has not been an announcement of the official 2021 Bikes Blues BBQ schedule of events. But traditionally there is a bike show, BBB Championship, a car show, poker runs, Miss Bikes Blues & Barbecue contest, and a tattoo and art expo. Other attractions include parties, a motorcycle parade, raffle, demo rides, big rig setups, and lots of vendors.
Also every year Bikes Blues & BBQ donates $85,000-$110,000 to local charities. Note: the $85,000 number is from the BBB Rally Facebook page ($1.6 million/19 years). Then the $110,000 is from the BBB website ($2 million/19 years).
So the annual donation works out to be only about $.25 per attendee (400,000 attendees/$100,000). Now some might not view this small amount per attendee to qualify Bikes Blues as a true “charity” rally. Instead some say the use of the term “charity motorcycle rally” is more for marketing. But all that being said, the total amount of money does help charities.
Finally it is traditionally free to go to the venues. But there are Bikes Blues and Barbecue VIP options available. Next, there are some entry fees for shows and BBQ tasting that you can see on their website. And the train between Dickson St. and Baum Stadium fees are TBA. Also the shuttle that takes you between Washington County Fairground to Dickson St. fees are TBA.